September 4, 2005 Subject:
A rather optimistic view of the Stock Market, in a film from the New York Stock Exchange no less, that tells about how a business can incorporate and start selling stocks. Although this is a great overview, its waay too simplified and pat, and theres a lot of basic business sense missing from this movie. Not that it suffers, as this is an animated piece from the Jerry Sutherland studio so the animation is great, and theres a lot of cute humor in it as well. (Check out the examination the NYSE does on future stock companies).
April 2, 2005 Subject:
I'll buy 100 stocks of ODM please.
Cool cartoon with some cute animations. This cartoon details the process of aplying for your stock to be on the New York Stock Exchange. For the most part it's pretty good and I'd assume acurate (I learned stuff here I never knew befoe) the only problem with this film is it treats the New York Stock Exchange as the only Stock Exchange in town, not even hinting that thier are other Exchanges out thier. (though in it's defense at the time the film was produced I imagined the NYSE was the "be all end all" stock exchange availabele,and I'm not even sure if others existed at the time.) Overall recomended if you want to see some cool animation, if you want to see camp though look elsewhere.
On a typical 1950's day, typical cartoon American John Q. Public comes home to his typical American family in his typically owned-by-the-bank car, and pauses to take pride in his mortgaged home that will only last his lifetime. Mrs. JQ Public reclines eating bon bons thanks to labor saving devices (which of course are bought on credit). But the leisure of a 40 hour work week lets John help out at home and dream about bowling. In the privacy of his den, John reflects on the insurance he's paid for, his massive savings to cover emergencies, vacations, and junior's education, and yet he still he has money left to invest in the stock market!
From here we get ideal cartoon capitalism where everything works as Milton Freidman would have us believe. Just like Enron, Worldcom etc...
This version of the American Fantasy brought to you by the honest, hard working folks at the New York Stock Exchange.